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Boy 21

by Matthew Quick


Basketball has always been an escape for Finley. He   lives in broken-down Bellmont, a town ruled by the Irish mob, drugs,   violence, and racially charged rivalries. At home, his dad works nights, and   Finley is left to take care of his disabled grandfather alone. He's always   dreamed of getting out someday, but until he can, putting on that number 21   jersey makes everything seem okay.

Russ has just moved to the neighborhood, and the life   of this teen basketball phenomenon has been turned upside down by tragedy.   Cut off from everyone he knows, he won't pick up a basketball, but answers   only to the name Boy21--taken from his former jersey number.

As their final year of high school brings these two   boys together, a unique friendship may turn out to be the answer they both   need.





by James Patterson


At last, Detective Michael Bennett and his family are coming home to   New York City. Thanks to Bennett, the ruthless crime lord whose vengeful   mission forced the Bennett family into hiding has been brought down for good.   Back in the city that never sleeps, Bennett takes over a chaotic Outreach   Squad in Harlem, where he receives an unusual call: a man claims to have seen   a group of well-dressed men holding a bizarre party in a condemned building.   With no clear crime or evidence, Bennett dismisses the report. But when a   charred body is found in that very same building, he is forced to take the   demented caller seriously--and is drawn into an underground criminal world of   terrifying depravity.




by Jenny Lauren


With captivating blue eyes and dark hair, Jenny Lauren looked as   though she'd stepped out of one of the ads for which her uncle, Ralph Lauren,   is famous. It was not long, however, before she found herself in a world   where it was easy to see herself as less than perfect. She was ten years old   when she first starved herself. After many years of bingeing, purging, and   compulsively exercising, her body fell apart. Her colon herniated and she was   forced to undergo surgery. At twenty-four, living in chronic pain, she wrote Homesick   as a cautionary tale that she hoped would touch many.
  This unflinching account details her struggle with anorexia and bulimia, yet   is also a much larger story that focuses on universal issues: the intricacies   of family ties, the pressures of society, the search for selfhood, and   ultimately the power of hope. With flashes of wit and a knowing beyond its   young writer's years, Homesick is a riveting and emotionally complex   story of pain and hard-won recovery that no reader will forget.






by S.J. Kincaid


The   planet's natural resources are almost gone, and war is being fought to   control the assets of the solar system. The enemy is winning. The salvation   may be Tom Raines. Tom doesn't seem like a hero. He's a short   fourteen-year-old with bad skin. But he has the virtual-reality gaming skills   that make him a phenomenon behind the controls of the battle drones.

As   a new member of the Intra-solar Forces, Tom's life completely changes.   Suddenly, he's someone important. He has new opportunities, friends, and a   shot at having a girlfriend. But there's a price to pay. . . .





My Life Next Door

by Huntley Fitzpatrick

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy,   affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old   Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase   Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely   in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant,   the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an   impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she   saved herself?



Remarkable Creatures

by Tracy Chevalier


On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, poor and   uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a unique gift: "the eye"   to spot fossils no one else can see. When she uncovers an unusual fossilized   skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious community on   edge, the townspeople to gossip, and the scientific world alight. After   enduring bitter cold, thunderstorms, and landslips, her challenges only grow   when she falls in love with an impossible man.
  Mary soon finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a   middle-class spinster who shares her passion for scouring the beaches. Their   relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty, mutual   appreciation, and barely suppressed envy, but ultimately turns out to be   their greatest asset.



Shadow and Bone

by Leigh Bardvgo


Alina Starkov doesn’t expect much from life. Orphaned by the Border   Wars, she is sure of only one thing: her best friend, Mal—and her   inconvenient crush on him. Until the day their army regiment enters the Fold,   a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. When their convoy is   attacked and Mal is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that not   even she new existed.

Ripped from everything she knows, Alina is taken to the royal court to   be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious   Darkling.  With Alina’s extraordinary   power in his arsenal, he believes they can finally destroy the Fold.   Now Alina must find a way to master her   untamed gift and somehow fit into her new life without Mal by her side. But   nothing in this lavish world is what it seems.  As the threat to the kingdom mounts and her   dangerous attraction to the Darkling grows, Alina will uncover a secret that   could tear her heart — and her country – in two.




Storm Peak

by John A. Flanagan


Ex-Denver police detective Jesse Parker has returned home to Steamboat   Springs, Colorado, to spend the winter working ski patrol and forgetting   about his past. But a killer has other ideas. It begins when a skier is found   brutally murdered. Local Sheriff Lee Torrens asks her old friend to help out   with the investigation, and Jesse finds himself reluctantly dragged back into   a world of violence and death. As Jesse and Lee work together, the memories   of what they felt for each other long ago resurface- even as a madman strikes   again and again, leaving no clue or trace as to identity or motive. Because   for the killer, there are more important things to do than lead the   authorities on... Like deciding who will die next.



Way of the Peaceful Warrior

by Dan Millman


Ex-Despite his success, college student and world-champion athlete Dan   Millman is haunted by a feeling that something is missing from his life.   Awakened one night by dark dreams, he wanders into an all-night gas   station.  There he meets an old man   named Socrates, and his world is changes forever. Guided by this eccentric   old warrior and drawn to an elusive young woman named Joy, Dan begins a   spiritual odyssey into realms of light and shadow, romance and mystery. His   journey leads him toward a final confrontation that will deliver or destroy   him.